Issue : 28 September 2016
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CQC visit sparked temporary closure of unitSubscription
Lack of sufficient staffing and inappropriate use of restrictive practices led to the temporary closure of a unit for children and young people at a mental health trust, after an inspection by regulators.
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation has appointed Dr David Foster as its new vice chair and chair elect.
Student midwife recognised for charity workSubscription
A Salford University midwifery student has been nominated for a Woman of the Year award as a result of her work helping mothers who have cancer.
New tool to measure impact of health visiting Subscription
A new guide for health visiting teams to measure the outcomes and impact of their practice has been launched in order to help them demonstrate their value to local commissioners.
Clampdown on NHS redundancy pay and pensionsSubscription
The Treasury has revealed plans to substantially cut the size of redundancy payments made to public sector workers, including NHS staff.
Should you say 'nappies' or 'incontinence pads'?Subscription
As a long-term user of nappies, Simon argues that continence services should be split into two services to be truly sensitive of individual needs
Student Nurse Tips on How to Study for Exams Subscription
Student nurses give us their advice on how to best study for exams and get amazing marks that match.
Stroke in the young: a first-hand accountSubscription
At the age of 17, Beth went from being a normal, healthy teenager to lying in a hospital bed unable to move or speak. Now spear-heading an awareness campaign for strokes in the young, she reflects on her recovery and the care she received along the way.
Nurses develop ‘bay watch’ safety programmeSubscription
Hospital nurses in Southampton have taken inspiration from lifeguards on the beaches of California to help further reduce the number of preventable falls among older patients.
Dame Professor Donna Kinnair has been appointed patron of patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents.